Winner: Innovation in Hard Rock Mining – the Navin Singh Award Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) for the development of the Isidingo Drill and Drill Guide.
Winner: Innovation in Soft Rock Mining - Rham Equipment for the development of Battery Electric driven LHD, Dump Truck and Land Cruiser
Winner: Innovation for Improved Productivity (with special mention for Data Integration) Hydropower Systems for the development of the HV212 EOD Hydrovessel
Winner: Innovation in Mineral Processing Azmet Technology & Projects for the development of the AZMET Cyanide Removal Process (AZ-CRP®)
Winner: Innovation for Safer, Healthier Mining Mine Support Products for the development of the Rocnet Modular Safety Net
Winner: Innovation by an Emerging or Small-Enterprise: Gravitas Minerals

Supported by South African Mining Extraction Research, Development & Innovation (SAMERDI), the MEMSA Innovation Awards 2022 recognise innovative technologies brought to the market over the past three years.

The judging was conducted by innovation partners and mining industry experts. University of Witwatersrand, Innovation Strategy Director, Professor Barry Dwolatsky and the Mandela Mining Precinct, Real-Time Information Management Systems Programme (RTIMS) manager Jean-Jacques Verhaeghe both served as judges and assisted in developing the awards entry form. Additional judges were Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) former President Alastair Macfarlane, Minerals Council of South Africa and Mandela Mining Precinct Strategic Advisor, Dick Kruger, and Martin Pretorius, Programme Manager for the Mechanised Mining Systems Programme at the Mandela Mining Precinct.

The focus on local content and local manufacturing speaks to why MEMSA believes the growth of South Africa’s manufacturing industry can be taken to the rest of the world.